1. In MS Internet Explorer, it is recommended that "Compatability View"
be used, even with IE8, 9, or 10. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. are
indeterminate at this time. Let the Webmaster know about anomalies you may find.
ALSO - Very Important: Browsers cache web pages.
This means they
store a copy of
a web page on your local computer so they can present it to you quickly when you
revisit a site. In other words, they don't go to the site host and request a fresh
page. This is bad if the site is being updated occasionally, as ours is. The result:
You go to NOCCC and see old data. The solution: Left click anywhere in the page, then
right click and request REFRESH, or something equivalent. Another solution: You may
be able to turn off caching by changing preferences.
2. Guidelines for writing reviews.
3. How many browsers are there? 5 or 10?
Actually, there are around 80 !!!
Click here to see them.
4. The Login Page
to remember if a user is logged in or not. Cookies exist on client machines,
such as your personal computer. They are implemented as small files that the
browser maintains. From my experience, the location of them on your hard disk
seems to vary from browser to browser. Users are not given access to them unless
you want to delete all of them (browser preferences) or want to alter the kind
of cookie a browser will accept. We recommend accepting first party, but denying
third party, cookies. Why? It takes a bit of explaining. So, if you want to
log in and get access to the Members Page, keep first party cookies enabled.
5. Sometines an underline is just an underline
, not a hyperlink. How would
one know? Put the mouse cursor on the text being underlined. If the cursor doesn't
change to something like a "hand", it's just an underline being used for emphasis.
If the cursor changes appearance, it's a link
and the status bar at the bottom of screen
may show you where the link will take you.
6. HTML 5 is now being implemented in many browsers.
This is one reason you
should keep your browsers up to date. Why ? Because current web site designers
are using new features that weren't in HTML 4.1, and you could miss out on some
cool feature of the site you're visiting. But, how would you know
if your favorite browser supported HTML 5?
And, specifically, is the "canvas" tag of HTML 5 supported?
That's what we're here for.
The adjacent icon uses the canvas tag to achieve animation without resorting
to Adobe's Flash. As you probably know, Apple has refused to support Flash in
their computers and smart phones. Personally, I like Flash;
I thought it would
become an industry standard. However, while it didn't cost any money to use
it as a consumer (because the Flash player is/was given away for free), it cost
developers more than a few kopecks. And, it took up a good sized chunk of
memory for the player. Like all HTML's, HTML 5 is free to both
developer and consumer. However, there is a steep learning curve for both
So, if you see an animated icon above for the club in your browser, you
have HTML 5. If not, you just might want to update your browser.
Watch for it's one and only trick.
According to my unscientific and most casual observer viewpoint
tests for Windows 7, the following browsers support this animated
icon: IE 10, Firefox 22.0, Opera 12.15, Safari 5.1.5, and Chrome 28.0.
Other earlier browsers may also support HTML 5 Canvas. Finally, with any
version of IE, if the rotating icon is not seen, be sure to try